January 15 / 15.25 Punchestown

15.25

Soft

Join The Punchestown Members Club Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 7f 25y
  • 13 runners
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Join The Punchestown Members Club Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 500-13 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Returned from 282-day absence to justify market support handicap debut at Tramore in November (2m6f); ran a bit in snatches off 10lb higher mark when testing ground may not have suited in similar contest on New Year's Day, keeping on for pressure; back on better ground here and may still have more to offer upped in trip.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Buachaillbocht

11st 6lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Progressive handicapper has won three of last four starts, latest two at Punchestown over 2m7f, idling from last and value for more on latest; not sure if this drop in trip will suit and 11lb hike for latest looks steep.

11/2

1st

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 166y

16:10 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

raced wide, in touch with leaders, prominent before 3rd, led and went clear before last, idled when reduced lead and ridden after last, just did enough

4/1

1st

3

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Buachaillbocht

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Returned from 282-day absence to justify market support handicap debut at Tramore in November (2m6f); ran a bit in snatches off 10lb higher mark when testing ground may not have suited in similar contest on New Year's Day, keeping on for pressure; back on better ground here and may still have more to offer upped in trip.

7/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 447536

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won 2m5f Thurles maiden last term and some okay runs in handicaps, invariably putting in best work at the finish; gets this trip and one to consider, especially if ridden handier.
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7th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

No Fussing

11st 10lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Needs to bounce back after a very disappointing Leopardstown run; 5-1 chance then, after twice finishing second, including at Punchestown when 5l in front of today's rival Lough Nigara.

6/1

6

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Leopardstown

No Fussing

11st 12lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

Knocking on the door in handicaps of late, narrowly beaten by improvers last twice over this trip at Punchestown (clear of remainder when beaten by Pipers Boreen (runs in 3.30) latest; up 3lb but major player again.

11/2

2nd

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 150y

15:55 Punchestown

No Fussing

11st 2lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Timothy Doyle

towards rear, slightly hampered when switched right 4 out, headway 3 out, pressed leaders going okay after 2 out, switched right when briefly led before last, headed when ridden and kept on well run-in, just held

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 8-80

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Maiden form hasn't looked progressive although he came up against some smart types; upped markedly in trip here for handicap debut and potential improver; market could be informative.
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4th

2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Lough Nigara

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew A Daly

towards rear

11/4

4th

2

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

Lough Nigara

12st 0lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Matthew A Daly

towards rear, smooth headway and in touch with leaders 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

11/4

3rd

10

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 193y

16:50 Thurles

Lough Nigara

10st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew A Daly

Lightly raced; made pleasing handicap debut when clear third in 2m7f Punchestown contest; needs to settle a bit better but worth considering.

8/1

Form: -0P931 C

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won this race in 2021 off 93 and more recently was gaining fourth hurdles win when landing 2m5f Fairyhouse contest in November off 10lb lower mark, rallying gamely for pressure from some way out to get up late to beat the favourite; 5lb higher but veteran remains on a nice mark.
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14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

14th

12

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Glenabo Bridge

10st 6lb

J: James Duggan

T: Oliver McKiernan

in touch with leaders early, midfield when not fluent and pushed along 5th, weakened and dropped to rear after 6th, tailed off before 3 out

12/1

11th

28

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Glenabo Bridge

10st 9lb

T: Oliver McKiernan

Third reserve; running okay in defeat of late but probably needs further these days.

Form: 06046

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Rank outsider at Tramore on handicap debut but emerged with good credit, fluffing his lines at the last but rallying to bag fourth behind Buachaillbocht; didn't improve on that at Limerick but this longer trip could be what he needs.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

9

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:07 Ballinrobe

The Flying Donkey

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders on inner

12/1

10th

17

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Naas

The Flying Donkey

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James Daniel Dullea

Rank outsider at Tramore in November on handicap debut but emerged with credit; made a mistake at the last but rallied to take fourth behind the progressive Buachaillbocht; not quite as good in subsequent attempts.

16/1

Form: B6-155 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over this trip at Fairyhouse in November but has struggled a bit since over fences and when fair effort back at Fairyhouse latest; others possibly better handicapped right now.
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7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Danny The Fence

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Not bad runs lately over hurdles; however, was well-held on handicap chase debut in November and others are preferred.

25/1

7th

10

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

Danny The Fence

10st 9lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Not bad runs lately over hurdles; however, was well-held on handicap chase debut in November and others are preferred.

25/1

10/1

Form: 47094

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Limerick fourth at Christmas was a step in the right direction; not sure if this longer trip will suit though.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

12

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:23 Cork

Imbolc

11st 3lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Decent effort when fourth in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Limerick at Christmas; failed to match that form at Punchestown; second over a longer trip at Limerick last time, beaten 13l so needs to find a bit more.

10/1

2nd

13

10th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 60y

15:10 Limerick

Imbolc

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, prominent after 3 out, led narrowly home turn, headed after 2 out, kept on, no match for winner

16/1

7th

10

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Imbolc

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: E Sheehy

Limerick fourth at Christmas was a step in the right direction; not sure if this longer trip will suit though.

10/1

Form: 00-F30

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
A 2m4f winner on soft in 2022 before losing her way; lightly raced last year but good run over same trip at Gowran in November; subsequent run here was poor however.
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6th

7

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Greenhill Damsel

11st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Only win came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; missed a year before resuming in the autumn, placed at Gowran but well held at this venue since; yet to shine over this far.

16/1

Form: 38/70-

Last run: 350 days

W: 10st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Sole win came at Downpatrick in 2019 (2m6f, good); absent since well beaten over C&D this time last year; first start for new yard.
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13

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Thegoaheadman

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

pushed along briefly, soon midfield, bit short of room on inner after 3rd, lost position when reminder after 7th, dropped to rear and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

13

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Thegoaheadman

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

pushed along briefly, soon midfield, bit short of room on inner after 3rd, lost position when reminder after 7th, dropped to rear and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

Form: 99078U

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Longstanding maiden didn't get beyond the second at Perth recently; remains opposable off this lowly mark.
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9th

17

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:52 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

towards rear, not fluent 6th, keeping on when hampered by faller after 2 out, never dangerous

14/1

6th

10

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Perfect Arch

10st 7lb

J: Anna McGuinness

T: Stephen McConville

in touch with leaders, dropped to midfield 4 out, keeping on when bit short of room after 2 out, kept on run-in, never on terms

14/1

8th

20

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 33y

14:20 Down Royal

Perfect Arch

10st 13lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

led on inner, went clear after 2nd, bad mistake 4 out, reduced lead after 3 out

50/1

11th
2
Yabo

12/1

Form: /1F5F-

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won a beginners' chase at Gowran on seasonal debut last season but fell on two of three subsequent starts; keen-going front-runner reverts to hurdles on first start since February but runs well fresh.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Yabo

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

led

20/1

11th

2

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Yabo

11st 13lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

Won a beginners' chase at Gowran on seasonal debut last season but fell on two of three subsequent starts; keen-going front-runner reverts to hurdles on first start since February but runs well fresh.

12/1

Form: -881FP

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won over 2m4f at Killarney last summer and was running well when falling late at Listowel; pulled up however on return from a short break in heavy ground at Limerick in November so ground concerns remain.
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12th

5

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Vintage Gold

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Joseph Murphy

Won over 2m4f at Killarney last summer and was running well when falling late at Listowel; pulled up however on return from a short break in heavy ground at Limerick in November so ground concerns remain.

14/1

0

8

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

14:45 Limerick

Vintage Gold

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: John Joseph Murphy

Won over 2m4f at Killarney and was running well when falling late at Listowel; handled soft ground on the Flat but this will be new for him; chance if coping with it.

10/1

Form: 005680

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Beaten a long way in maidens and didn't count on handicap debut at Limerick over Christmas; of little appeal.
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10th

16

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:40 Punchestown

Clyde The Glide

11st 3lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Hasn't done much yet although handicap debut when mid-field at Limerick over Christmas was respectable; tailed off over longer trip here since.

33/1

13th

9

15th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

15:25 Punchestown

Clyde The Glide

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Patrick G Kelly

Beaten a long way in maidens and didn't count on handicap debut at Limerick over Christmas; of little appeal.

25/1

10th

18

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Clyde The Glide

10st 13lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Patrick G Kelly

towards rear

33/1

Non-runners

Ballycairn

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Payout
Exacta €9.80
Straight Forecast €7.95
Tricast €76.49
Trifecta €177.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Buachaillbocht

The Irish Sun:

Imbolc

POSTDATA:

No Fussing

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Glenabo Bridge